New unique brain ‘fingerprint’ method can identify a person with nearly 100% accuracy

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From KurzweilAI

Could provide biomarkers to help researchers determine how factors such as disease, the environment, and different experiences impact the brain and change over time

A research team led by Carnegie Mellon University used diffusion MRI to measure the local connectome of 699 brains from five data sets. The local connectome comprises the point-by-point connections along all of the white matter pathways in the brain, as opposed to the connections between brain regions. To create a fingerprint, they used diffusion MRI data to calculate the distribution of water diffusion along the cerebral white matter’s fibers. (credit: Carnegie Mellon University)

Researchers have “fingerprinted” the white matter of the human brain using a new diffusion MRI method, mapping the brain’s connections (the connectome) at a more detailed level than ever before. They confirmed that structural connections in the brain are unique to each individual person and the connections were able…

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